About This Chapter
Who's it for?
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding counseling job duties or how to become a professional counselor
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning counseling (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about becoming a professional counselor
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra counseling learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the professional counselor chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the professional counselor chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on becoming a professional counselor. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a professional counselor unit of a standard counseling course. Topics covered include:
- Types of counselors
- Specialties in counseling
- Personal qualities of an effective counselor
- Education and competencies of a professional counselor
- Settings where counselors work
1. Counseling as a Profession: Types of Counselors
Who is considered a counselor? What distinguishes various professional counselors from one another? Is there a difference between paraprofessionals and non-professionals? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on counseling.
2. Counseling as a Profession: Specialties
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different types of counselors? Learn more about why specialties are necessary in the field of counseling.
3. Personal Qualities of an Effective Counselor
This lesson will introduce the positive and negative motivators for becoming a counselor. We will also look at some of the characteristics of an effective counselor and some essential microskills counselors must possess.
4. Education and Competencies of a Professional Counselor
Professional counselors must obtain a satisfactory education with experiences that prepare them to practice on their own. This lesson is an overview of the education, licensure, and continued competency of a typical counselor.
5. Where do Counselors Work? - Settings & Their Similarities & Differences
What are some of the various settings in which counselors work? How are they similar to one another? What are some differences? Explore the answers to these questions in this lesson.
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Other chapters within the Counseling 101: Help and Review course
- The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Help and Review
- The Counseling Process: Help and Review
- Theoretical Approaches in Counseling: Help and Review
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling: Help and Review
- Human Growth and Development in Counseling: Help and Review
- School Counseling: Help and Review
- Career Counseling: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Substance Abuse, Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling
- Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling: Help and Review
- Marriage and Family Counseling: Help and Review
- Group Counseling: Help and Review